I like the concept of primary children being taught how to give a speech or a presentation, or how to manage other people, how to design and build a prototype of something of their own and describe it.
These are great skills. Once you have something to say. Otherwise you end up with politicians. Great and uplifting speeches, disastrous results of their actual work. Mission accomplished anybody?
If you tell me its the other way round then I have a question: Can a country have any industry competing in the world if their schooling system is not o.k.? Does Poland manufacture, say a car of their own design?
They did, with whatever meager resources they had available to them during communism. Some designs were actually pretty good but were squashed by politicians i.e. commies.
Poland hasn't been exactly free to do what it wanted in the last few decades. They are picking up the pieces and moving on with some great designs. If you prefer smaller vehicles then a car described also on this very forum
may be of interest to you. Pricey though.
Also, look at Korea and Japan where the educational system is more like Polish than American. Well, the US auto industry is pretty not far from being defunct. The Japanese and the Koreans beat the Americans in their own game.
What about chemical industry, food industry etc.
What food industry? You mean the bread with 6 months of shelf life? Food is food and I don't think Poland has any problems with that.
Do they do anything that is not brought in in blue print from outside? Aviation? eh? buying old jets from US,.. helicopters?
news.poland.com/result/news/id/1789 - Yes, they do
Or if you prefer helicopters consider buying one of those.
As for the jet liners, how could a small country like Poland even afford the enterprise. That has nothing to do with education in this case. It took multinational effort to build a new jet liner bigger and (better?) than US made jet liners.
Traditional Polish University style memorisation appraches simply can't cope with the rate of change in these subjects.
Memorization is only a foundation. I went to schools in Poland, US and Canada. I have some real life comparison, and in some cases in exact same fields of learning. Back in Poland it had been a wailing wall indeed. In the US and Canada a walk in the park for the most part. And that included project and group work. See, I actually knew things useful for the project and I was not limited to a little chapter of a manual or a small list of reading recommended for a given project.
Do you want your children growing up following other peoples' orders all their lives? At 10 years old the teacher shouts at them and tells them they're stupid. At 20 years old, they gt a job with a guy who tells them theyr'e stupid and they have to work for nothing. When they get to 40, they're beating on their own workers.
Something doesn;t jive in this picture. They had been conditioned to be yelled at and then they start yelling? Apparently the view you present is not very well thought through, eh?